September 24th is Heritage Day in South Africa. A day marked to commemorate and celebrate the nation’s vastly colourful and diverse people along with their many traditions, faiths and beliefs.

As proud representatives of this country, members of the Proteas men’s team shared what Heritage Day and Month (September) means to them.

Temba Bavuma

“Our heritage is more than just a word, it’s our identity. It’s looking in the mirror and recognizing who we are because we know where and from who we come from. I’m a proud Xhosa man and a proud South African – honoured to be part of a nation of so many races, cultures, religions and creeds.

“I hope that Heritage Day is a reminder to everyone that they are not alone, that they form part of a community, even if you don’t know where you are from or who your parents are, you are part of the South African community and by virtue of that we are united.”

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